This study was commissioned to ascertain the business case for re-tubing and to evaluate the life cycle cost benefits of alternative materials.
With asset management systems, including risk management, relating to assets with a replacement value of over GBP 40 billion, Scottish Water used SALVO & Decision Support Tools (DST) to make significant savings.
SABIC Innovative Plastic’s management realised that their shutdown strategy was incurring high costs and downtime losses, and subsequent system instabilities which was compounded by an increasingly competitive market.
Our clients was at risk of being forced to repair or renew the pipeline at short notice if a leak or pipeline burst were to occur or the corrosion allowance was exceeded.
Our client was was seeking to reduce costs whilst maintaining performance and managing risks by optimizing its maintenance strategy.
The first pilot studies of component activities (maintenance tasks, spares requirements, problem-solving/root cause analysis) revealed scope for multi-million dollar potential savings or performance improvements.
Sydney Trains finds the best time to renew assets with an innovative process for Life Cycle Optimisation.
By adapting SALVO to establish an innovative cost, risk and performance optimisation process, Sydney Trains have demonstrated individual decision benefits of A$20 + million NPV.
Challenged to find further efficiencies in the capital programme for end-of-life asset replacements, with a deadline set within less than 2 months, to identify these
efficiencies, this was ambitious planning.
We determined the optimal rail grinding strategy for various curved track sections, representing different wear rates, differential train loading and sections of the lines.
A major transformation programme to introduce asset management concepts and business processes, including new competencies, culture and tools, simply ‘because it is the right thing to do.’